• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Legend “Wildfire” Tommy Rich (Real name: Thomas Richardson) celebrates his 64th birthday today.
Since starting his career in 1974, Tommy Rich has wrestled for several different territories & promotions, such as Georgia Championship Wrestling, Southeast Championship Wrestling, the Continental Wrestling Association / United States Wrestling Association, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling, among many others.
The by far biggest accomplishment of Tommy’s career was winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Harley Race on April 27, 1981.
Despite losing the title back to Harley 4 days later, he’s still listed as a former NWA World Champion, who won the belt during a time when it was one of the 2 most important Championships on the planet (the other one being the WWF World Title).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMMY RICH!
• Aleister Black Is No Longer Seen As A Top Star On WWE RAW
As seen on last week’s RAW, Aleister Black faced off against Seth Rollins in a match, which he lost. After the match, Rollins teamed up with Murphy to injure Black’s arm.
The Wrestling Observer noted that this angle wasn’t done to cover any real life thing related to Black, but this was just a way to write him off TV.
The reason behind this move is unknown, but it looks like creative doesn’t want Black on RAW until they have some plans for him. Former Executive Director of RAW, Paul Heyman, was a big supporter of Black, but things might have changed for him under the new creative head of RAW, Bruce Prichard, and word going on is that he may no longer be in-line for a main event push on RAW.
Black wasn’t being used much on RAW until Heyman took control last year, so it seems like the case is same for him again.
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